Indonesia is one of the only countries actually reducing its deforestation rates. But with the annual fires season beginning and El Niño promising fire-prone conditions, the country’s forest protection policies will be put to the test.
Deforestation rates in the Congo Basin — historically lower than in the Amazon and southeast Asia — are on the rise. It's not just a problem for the 80 million people who rely on the forests for food and livelihoods; research shows the world's second-largest rainforest regulates weather patterns across Africa.
More than 360 companies committed to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains by 2020. Most are not on track to meet this target, but Global Forest Watch Pro can help.
Initiative 20x20 partners – national governments, private impact investors and companies, and technical organizations – come to meet and strengthen their links and collaboration on restoration in Latin American and the Caribbean.
Indonesia has shown promising results in forest conservation, with temporary bans on expansion of oil palm into forests and peatlands yielding notable reductions in forest loss. Here's how to double down on that success.
When palm oil companies forcibly took communities' land in Liberia, lawyer Alfred Brownell tried to stop them. He received threats to his life and had to escape the country — but he's not done fighting.
Primary or old-growth rainforests store more carbon than other kinds of forests and provide homes for jaguars, orangutans, gorillas and other important species. So the fact that the world lost 3.6 million hectares of these forests in 2018 is a huge problem.
On the edges of Tambopata National Reserve, one project shows how agroforestry can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and boost local economies.
Initiative 20x20 aims to restore 20 million hectares (49 million acres) of degraded land in Latin America. In this conversation with WRI Senior Fellow Walter Vergara and Etienne Demarais, CEO of URAPI Sustainable Land Use, we hear how they plan to get there.
African entrepreneurs are developing innovative solutions to address development issues in a climate challenged world. At this World Bank Civil Society Forum side event, WRI, the Wallace Global Fund and DOEN Foundation bring together a panel of experts to discuss the challenges faced by these entrepreneurs and the ecosystem changes that must take place to create change at scale.
Structured around recordings from Bergen's visits to central Africa—think elephants, song and markets—this podcast explores her unique role within WRI, working for more sustainable forest management in the Congo Basin.
This report explores how integrating nature into built, gray infrastructure systems can help provide services like food, flood protection, and clean water. These green solutions can open new opportunities for financing, and boost resilience to climate change.
Green infrastructure like forests, wetlands and coral reefs can help traditional “gray infrastructure” perform better. Yet, green-gray infrastructure projects remain relatively niche, mainly because of persistent myths about their costs and feasibility.
At this event, the World Bank and WRI will launch a new report, Integrating Green and Gray: Creating Next Generation Infrastructure, which explores how nature can act as infrastructure to help meet development and climate goals.
This paper discusses the creation and implications of the first global, spatially explicit planted trees database.
Satellite data shows that several U.S. states saw some of their most devastating fires in recent history in 2018.
There are more than 570 million farms in the world. We know shockingly little about them.
Hear from WRI experts how weather conditions and political dynamics could affect this year’s fire season and learn how to monitor and visualize fires in near-real-time on the Global Forest Watch Fires platform.
Indonesia is one of few tropical nations actually decreasing deforestation. As a result, the country will earn its first payment as part of the UN's REDD+, a program where developed nations pay developing ones to reduce emissions by protecting forests.